It’s A Trap! • New work by Jake Henry

New work by Jake Henry
June 1 – 30, 2012
Opening Friday, June 1st, 7 – 10 pm

Space 1026 is proud to present a new body of work by Philadelphia-based artist, Jake Henry. A former Space 1026 member, Henry’s studio practice often references precarious contemporary themes while staying firmly rooted in the sturdy craft of past. It’s a Trap! exhibits a range of accessible pieces based in metals, printmaking, wood and more. The show centers around overscale models of the ever-present image of the cartoon snare. Sand casting is excellent for prototypes and jobs that might require flexibility in both size and weight. The only size and weight restrictions are the amounts of materials available and the size of the foundry.

Born and raised in the small agricultural community of Tipton, Indiana, Jake Henry moved to Philadelphia to formally study at The University of the Arts in 1995, joining Space 1026 shortly thereafter, where he continued to work for the next ten years. He has since moved his studio into the home he shares with his wife, Assunta; new daughter, Lemon; and their four dogs and five cats.

Henry’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across Europe and the United States, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. His work in sculpture, printmaking, drawing and painting finds influence in his Midwestern roots, as well as his new role as Papa.

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